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The Motion of Light in Water:  Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village: 1960-1965
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The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village: 1960-1965

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Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2004
Richard Kasak / Masquerade Books, 1993
Arbor House, 1988
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Born in New York City's black ghetto Harlem at the start of World War II, Samuel R. Delany married white poet Marilyn Hacker right out of high school. The interracial couple moved into the city's new bohemian quarter, the Lower East Side, in summer 1961. Through the decade's opening years, new art, new sexual practices, new music, and new political awareness burgeoned among the crowded streets and cheap railroad apartments. Beautifully, vividly, insightfully, Delany calls up this era of exploration and adventure as he details his development as a black gay writer in an open marriage, with tertiary walk-ons by Bob Dylan, Stokely Carmichael, W. H. Auden, and James Baldwin, and a panoply of brilliantly drawn secondary characters.

Winner of the 1989 Hugo Award for Non-fiction

Samuel R. Delany is the author of numerous science fiction books including Dhalgren, other fiction including The Mad Man, as well as the best-selling nonfiction study Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. He lives in New York City and teaches at Temple University. The Lambda Book Report chose Delany as one of the fifty most significant men and women of the past hundred years to change our concept of gayness, and he is a recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime's contribution to lesbian and gay literature.

"A very moving, intensely fascinating literary biography from an extraordinary writer. Thoroughly admirable candor and luminous stylistic precision; the artist as a young man and a memorable picture of an age." -William Gibson

"Absolutely central to any consideration of black manhood.... Delany's vision of the necessity for total social and political transformation is revolutionary." -Hazel Carby

"The prose of The Motion of Light in Water often has the shimmering beauty of the title itself.... This book is invaluable gay history." -Inches Magazine


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